Meet the blue merle boys !
'Monet' is (in our opinion) one of the best male Collies ever bred here. In this photo he is not in full coat and he is still only 19 months of age (photo taken May 2017) so he has lots of maturing left to do...but we love him! He is superbly constructed, plus he has a wonderful head and expression. He will never see the show ring, as his heavy black markings which overshadow most of the 'blue' are considered to be incorrect, however such markings are NOT inherited, markings in the coat of a merle are entirely random.
To be honest, we love his markings!
He has some fabulous health stats. He is the only blue male at the present time, within the UK, who is known and proven to be completely unaffected by cea (non carrier) every puppy he produces will be cea clear. He is also genetically free non carrier of dm. He is pra free and mdr1 +/-
His first puppies are gorgeous!
Orionsview Blue Knight
'Bram' is a big strong male with lovely blue jacket and huge white collar, he is totaly bomb proof.
We are presently awaiting his first puppies, so watch out for news....early July.
Bram has been extensively dna tested as is our policy with great results. He is cea normal eyed (dna carrier) this means that he does carry one gene for 'normal' eyes (unaffected) a great result as the vast majority of rough collies are actually dna 'affected' Therefore we are proud of our two blue dogs...as neither of them are cea affected, even by dna result.
Bram is also mdr1 +/+ and dm free, he is also free of pra.
We feel he has lots of goodies to add to the gene pool. His sire is Sailby Thestars to Wicani and his mother is a daughter of Lanlin Brackens the Daddy (a new line for us) and Shandlemain Bewitched (Wicani That Old Black Magic for Shandlemain ex Wicani Cherry Ripe)